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Auction 118, Lot 25

"De Werelt Caart", Danckerts, Cornelius

Subject: World

Period: 1700 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

20.3 x 14.3 inches
51.6 x 36.3 cm

Gorgeous, double hemisphere world map from a Dutch Bible with California shown as an island. This is the second map by Danckerts, with updated information on the course of the Mississippi from recent French discoveries. The information from Tasman's discoveries relating to Australia, New Zealand and Tasmania are shown in the Pacific. Terra Esonisstretches from just above California nearly to Asia and the land of Yedso above Japan. North and south polar projections appear at the top and bottom between the spheres. In each upper corner are illustrations of Ptolemaic theory on the revolution of the planets and stars around the earth. In the lower corners are diagrams of the movement of the Sun throughout varying degrees of latitude, and a plan of the locations of the Sun, Moon and Earth during lunar and solar eclipses . Extensive notations in Dutch at the top and a keyed table of latitude at the bottom. Dutch text on verso.

References: Shirley # 615.

Condition: A

Near fine with just two very light stains on the centerfold.

Estimate: $2,000 - $2,500

Sold for: $1,500

Closed on 3/6/2007